Saturday 4th Apr '20

April Stewardship Saturday – CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland.  All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in Wilderness Cafe and allocate jobs according to skills and interests.  We also have lunch together.     At 2.30pm, Helena Skoog, has offered members an experience of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest […]

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Monday 6th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Family Forest school 3 – 11 years old with Jack!

Come and join us for an Easter themed Family Forest School session. There will be a selection of interactive Woodland activities. The sessions will be planned for children of all ages between 3-11. The activities will all be focused on outdoor, natural enjoyment with a seasonal twist. There will be eggs a plenty and opportunities […]

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Tuesday 7th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Easter Creations – Birds Nest Challenge

This workshop is being run by Lucy of Lucy’s Little Forest School. Spring is the time for many birds to build a nest, ready for egg laying and bringing up their hatched chicks. Head into the wilderness and find a good location to listen to the story of the Rainbow Bird. Can you build a […]

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Thursday 9th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Family Forest School – Easter Egg Natural Dyes & Wild Morning Tea

Mel Evans Forest school level 3 leader will take you to a peaceful area in the wilderness. We will spend the day, lighting fires, using bush craft skills. Making natural dyes, from coffee to cabbage! Using natural leaves and ferns. More details to follow…. Wild Morning Tea – Walk in the woods to collect leaves, […]

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Thursday 9th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Family Forest School – Easter Egg Natural Dyes & Wild Afternoon Tea

Mel Evans Forest school level 3 leader will take you to a peaceful area in the wilderness. We will spend the day, lighting fires, using bush craft skills. Making natural dyes, from coffee to cabbage! Using natural leaves and ferns. More details to follow…. If you would like to bring a picnic lunch, which could […]

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Friday 10th Apr '20

Easter at Wilderness Wood

Due to corona virus, we will simply be open for walks amongst the bluebells.  Entrance cost is £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a family – please bring cash.  

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Saturday 11th Apr '20

Easter at Wilderness Wood

Due to corona virus, we will simply be open for walks amongst the bluebells. Entrance cost is £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a family – please bring cash.

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Sunday 12th Apr '20

Easter at Wilderness Wood

Due to corona virus, we will simply be open for walks amongst the bluebells. Entrance cost is £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a family – please bring cash.                  

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Monday 13th Apr '20

Easter at Wilderness Wood

Due to corona virus, we will simply be open for walks amongst the bluebells. Entrance cost is £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a family – please bring cash.

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Tuesday 14th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Superworm!!

Listen to the story of Super Worm….. Meet some of the animals that live in the wood. make a small wormery to take home and find a worm! Please bring a glass jar with the lid big enough to fit some small worms or one big worm!  Head to the story telling circle to hear […]

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Tuesday 14th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Fire Craft & Fondue

This workshop will be led by Forest school Mel, Queen of fire crafting! We will gather materials in the wood for kindling and identify good sources of plants and trees. Then learn how to use a flint and steel to light our own fires. Once established a good fire we will make a hot drink […]

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Wednesday 15th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Bug Hunting & Sculptures

This workshop is being led by Mel, bug whisperer and excellent hunting skills…. We’ll go searching  under logs, in trees, among the leaves for all kinds of minibeasts, and make a clay bug sculptures to take home Hunting equipment –   Magnifying glasses                         […]

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Wednesday 15th Apr '20

CANCELLED -Family Castaway

This workshop will be led by Mel of Lucy’s Little Forest School Build a shelter ready to survive the wind and rain, light a campfire and enjoy cooking a late lunch over the fire….Adult to accompany child or children and join the adventure! Lighting a communal fire and having a go at the 60 seconds […]

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Thursday 16th Apr '20

CANCELLED -Spring Family Forest school

Family Forest school 3 – 11 years old: This Family Forest School will be a selection of interactive Woodland activities. The sessions will be planned for children of all ages between 3-11. The activities will all be focused on outdoor, natural enjoyment. The activities will be led by Mel, a qualified Forest School Leader who […]

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Friday 17th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Spring Flower Fairies

SShh! The fairies have arrived at the wood! Come dressed up and find the enchanted Fairy and Elf glade. Make your very own beautiful flower fairy to take home and then find the secret garden and forage for natural materials to create a beautiful space for the fairies and elves to play in! Make magical […]

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Friday 17th Apr '20

CANCELLED – Den Building for all the Family

Join Mel and learn how to build a shelter than can withstand wind and rain as well as make it as camouflaged as you possibly can using natural materials we forage for in the wilderness. We will venture into the wood and get into teams and build a shelter to be proud of! All the […]

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Sunday 19th Apr '20

Communicating with plants – Wise Herb Workshops

Leave the busy modern world behind and head off into the wood with Katy for an explorative and interactive journey into plant medicine through walking, observing, touching and tasting.  The plants have a lot to teach us!   Timing: 10.30am-3.30pm Cost: £35 – drinks included but bring a packed lunch (10% discount for members) This […]

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Saturday 25th Apr '20

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached info and booking form for more details about […]

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Saturday 25th Apr '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in April

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 26th Apr '20

Green woodworking workshop in April

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Saturday 2nd May '20

Bluebell Party for members – POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

Members are invited to our annual celebration of the coming of spring.   Festivities start at 5.30pm with the crowning of this year’s May Queen and a walk around the wood to admire the bluebells and see what has been done over the last year.   And then it’s time to dance ceilidh, eat, drink and make […]

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Sunday 3rd May '20

There’s no such thing as weeds – Wise Herb Workshops

An all day workshop foraging and harvesting common garden weeds and trasforming them into nourishing foods, drinks and medicines. Let’s change our attitudes towards these rather wonderful little plants.  This workshop is part of a series of herbal workshops with Katy over the spring and summer – see attached document for more information about the […]

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Saturday 9th May '20

Clay Tile Making with Blackbird Arts

Immerse yourself in the ancient crafts of tile making and decorating with wonderful local artists Adele Scantlebury and Martin Brockman. Suitable for adults, competent teenagers and family groups. Cost: £95 per person/group (max 4) – this includes 20 pre-made tiles, slips and oxides. Extra pre-made tiles £1 each.  Firing cost TBC.  Members of Wilderness Wood […]

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Saturday 16th May '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in May

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 17th May '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in May

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 17th May '20

Wild food walk and talk – Wise Herb Workshops

A beginner’s guide to wild food; why we should eat it; what we can eat; when and how to harvest; and the best ways to eat it.  Walk and talk with Katy on a journey of discovery. Timing: 10.00-12.00 Cost: £20 (10% discount for members) Contact Katy on phonekaffrin@hotmail.com or 07949121690 to book on or […]

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Thursday 21st May '20

Into the Woods: A Retreat Day of Nature-based Creativity and Meditation for Women with Helen Forester

Spend the day immersed in nature, re-igniting your creativity through practices and techniques such as meditation, nature art and creative writing – to send you home feeling centred and inspired to continue your creative work in your every day life.  Helen is a fully-qualified meditation and yoga teacher – committed to creating spaces to inspire […]

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Sunday 31st May '20

Bathing with herbs – Wise Herb Workshops

A nourishing day in the wood learning about the history of bathing in herbs and how it can benefit us in modern times.  A practical and interactive workshop where we will forage our herbs and learn about their properties and actions before tending a fire and having a go at hand and foot baths for […]

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Sunday 7th Jun '20

Meet the plants: betula pendula, silver birch – Wise Herb Workshops

One of  a series of in-depth and intuitive workshops exploring one herb or medicinal plant in detail; its character, energetics and medicinal value.  We will do this through observation, drawing, taste, touch and smell. Timing: 10.30am-1.00pm Cost: £25 (10% discount for members) Contact Katy to book on or ask questions on phonekaffrin@hotmail.com or 07949 121690

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Saturday 13th Jun '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in June

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 14th Jun '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in June

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Saturday 27th Jun '20

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

Hannah and Stephen are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday 27th June.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday 28th June.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.              

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Saturday 11th Jul '20

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

Michael and Monika are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday July 11th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday July 12th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Sunday 12th Jul '20

Meet the plants; mentha, mint – Wise Herb Workshops

One of a series of in-depth and intuitive workshops exploring one herb or medicinal plant in detail – learning about its character, energetics and medicinal value through observation, drawing, taste, touch and smell.       Timing: 10.30am-1pm Cost: £25 (10% discount for members) Contact Katy on phonekaffrin@hotmail.com or 07949121690 for more information or to book […]

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Sunday 19th Jul '20

Making and taking herbal products on July 19th and August 2nd – Wise Herb Workshops

Learn to make wonderful herbal products in an outdoor environment: an infused oil for a balm; an infused vinegar for fire cider and a herbal tea preparation over two days with a fornight in between for the infusion… Dates: a two day workshop on July 19th and August 2nd as part of a series of […]

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Tuesday 28th Jul '20

Working-with-wood-week summer 2020 – the seventh

Members are invited to join the Wilderness Wood team for a week of timber construction, woodland stewardship, arts, crafts and putting on a play-in-a-week.     You can camp or come in each day.  All ages welcome and needed!  For further details on activities and costs, contact emilyanddan@wildernesswood.org

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Sunday 2nd Aug '20

Making and taking herbal products on July 19th and August 2nd – Wise Herb Workshops

Learn to make wonderful herbal products in an outdoor environment: an infused oil for a balm; an infused vinegar for fire cider and a herbal tea preparation over two days with a fornight in between for the infusion… Dates: a two day workshop on July 19th and August 2nd Timing: 10.30am-3.30pm Cost: £100 – including […]

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Saturday 8th Aug '20

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

Orla and Paul are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 8th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday August 9th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Saturday 15th Aug '20

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

Catherine and William are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 15th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday August 16th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Saturday 22nd Aug '20

Wedding private function – woodland closed

Jen and Sam are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 22nd.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday August 23rd.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Sunday 30th Aug '20

Meet the plants: calendula officinalis, marigold with Wise Herb Workshops

One of a series of workshops to explore one herb or medicinal plant in-depth learning about its character, energetics and medicinal value through observation, meditation, drawing and through taste, touch and smell.   Timing: 10.30am-1.00pm Price: £25 (10% discount for members) Contact Katy on phonekaffrin@hotmail.com or 07949121690 to book on or ask questions.  

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Saturday 12th Sep '20

Wedding private function – woodland closed

Philippa and John are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday September 12th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday September 13th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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